'Yukon' Marine Life Survey Project Page

Masking Crab on Yukon

 

The Yukon Marine Life Survey is now LIVE:  Ocean Sanctuaries now offers an opportunity for San Diego divers to contribute to a citizen science survey of the abundant marine life that has accumulated on the Canadian destroyer ‘Yukon‘ since its sinking off the coast of San Diego to act as an artificial reef in 2000.

 

Here is a link to our survey page on Ocean Sanctuaries:

Yukon Marine Life Survey

 

References: 

The first baseline study of marine life on the Yukon was completed in 2004 by the San Diego Oceans Foundationand Dr. Ed Parnell and the data can be viewed here:

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.dema.org/resource/resmgr/imported/S2R-2005-01-EcologicalAssessment-Yukon.pdf

 

For more information on the HMCS Yukon itself, see here:  California Wreck Divers: http://www.cawreckdivers.org/wrecks/yukon.htm

 

 

This video tour of the Yukon should give you an idea of its immense size–the size of a football field underwater.